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I want to stay motivated and maintain a healthy lifestyle so that I can enjoy my retirement & travel with my DH. I've seen too many people retire and then just go downhill, energy and health-wise. This CAN be the best time of my life but it'll take work and commitment. I want to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Member Since: 11/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 86,578

My Goals:
1. Lose 5 lb. that I gained while my arm was fractured last summer.

2. Gain muscle strength

3. Increase energy levels

4. Eat healthier & slowly become a vegetarian.

5. Strengthen my bones because I have osteopenia.

6. Stop mindless snacking while reading or watching TV

My Program:
1. Food Tracking which will keep me honest

2. Working out 3-4 times/wk.

3. Yoga 3-4 /wk.

Personal Information:
I'm a retired RN whose most recent job was in a library which I loved. I was a Lamaze-certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and have done professional labor support (doula) in the past.
WV transplant to Hampton Roads VA with a couple of side trips to live in southern CA. I now live in Central Florida in one of the only two towns in FL that has hills.
Diagnosed with breast cancer 12/23/2007, surg. in Jan. 2008. I remain cancer-free! I do have Fibro and arthritis but try hard not to let them stop me.

Other Information:
Love my husband who is retired from the Navy and was a Merchant Marine for awhile. We're enjoying retirement in Central FL. I have a great son and sweet DIL who live in FL, too. We have a new rescue Lab as of 6/17 that we named Tess. She has a feline sister, Sedona who is 12 yrs old and has epilepsy.
Love to read, garden, do yoga, walk, and my friends & family. I do volunteer work at a local Genealogy grp and also at a Lab rescue called Houndhaven, Inc.
I'm also a Mammosite Volunteer in FL as a resource for breast cancer patients who will be or have gone thru Mammosite radiation.

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    Hello Deena,

    I want to thank you so much for the spark goodie and the sentiments. My family enjoyed celebrating the Thanksgiving yesterday and we all felt that Ryan was close by. My younger daughter who came down was very emotional Friday night when he talked about Ryan.

    He impacted on our entire family. My daughter was feeling guilty because the last time they were together they had gotten into a heated debate as many of us often did with Ryan. Ryan loved to make an argument with many things and debates were always friendly but could get rather loud . Once the debates were over and even in my daughters case all was fine again , fun together and loving but she still feels a sense of guilt.. I think it is just because they miss their big brother so much.

    In spite of Ryan being here in spirit only, we all did have a great visit and my little great granddaughter had her first haircut from my daughter who is a hair stylist. Hailie will be 3 next month and Sarah always said she had to be the one to give her the first hair cut.

    Well, Im off for another power walk , this time with Tyson and Tobi. I hope you are having a blessed Sunday.

    Hugs Susan emoticon

    13 days ago
    You were right - back down today! emoticon
    16 days ago
    Morning! emoticon
    29 days ago
    Thanks for the prayers. Today isn't bad smoke wise. The fires in No. Calif. were started by lightening, but the fires out my way were probably started by man. One was for sure. Are you affected by the Hurricane?
    38 days ago
    I agree its going to be a few more months emoticon I believe better play it safe then sorry
    41 days ago
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